The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation (Hardcover, Large Print)

Volume 1, the Pox Party

By M. T. Anderson

Thorndike Press, 9780786295524, 449pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/22/2008)
Paperback (10/13/2009)
Paperback (1/25/2011)
Hardcover (9/12/2006)
Prebound (1/25/2011)
Compact Disc (10/14/2008)
Compact Disc (1/9/2007)
Hardcover (10/14/2008)
Prebound (1/25/2011)
Prebound (1/1/2008)

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Winter 2009 Kids' List

“This historical novel transports the reader to the early days of America's revolution. The future is open, everything is up in the air, and the hardest choice is one of loyalty: Should Octavian fight for the rebels who want to keep him a slave, or should he follow hope and side with the royalists who promise him personal freedom? Anderson's sequel to his award-winning The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing is a provocative story that continues to enlarge the young adult novel in thoughtful, glorious ways.”
— Mark David Bradshaw, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS
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Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age 16, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.